Category: Guest post

Guest post: On being digitally transformed

Our theme for the day at the UCL event on June 21st was broadly around how shared digital platforms can be used creatively and effectively to support learning, formally and informally.  Through rich discussions with many topics and tangents we […] 

Guest post: Digital transformations in ownership and intellectual property

I was very flattered to be invited by Prof David Gauntlett and Dr Paul Dwyer of the University of Westminster to come and talk at one of their Digital Transformations symposia on the 20th of April, at the British Library. I was there to […] 

Guest post: Let the media drown

When an invite to attend a seminar on the challenges facing “the media” recently arrived in my inbox, I hastily sent it on to a friend of mine who has made the move – over a number of years – […] 

Guest post: Hackerspaces for connected learning

Hackerspaces are open-access workshops and volunteeristic organizations for collaborating on creative and technical projects. Over four hundred exist worldwide as blended (online/offline) contexts for social and connected learning. Over the last year I’ve been spending time in them, interviewing their […] 

Guest post: Designs on Conversation

This post is based on my talk given at the Tate Britain event, as part of a series of events for the AHRC funded Digital Transformations Research Network. #AreWeContent? ‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice … ‘now I’m opening out like the […] 

Guest post: Museums as content machines – and making it meaningful

After another fascinating and stimulating Digital Transformations symposium, my thoughts focussed on two talks in particular – John Stack on Tate Online, and Claire Ross on  user-centred design. John Stack’s talk on Tate Online’s activities was very  inspiring – the range […] 

Guest post: Design workshop at Tate Britain review

The ‘Designing for community-powered digital transformations workshop’ at Tate Britain, 15 May 2012, was the third in a series of AHRC-funded events where practitioners and researchers came together to consider innovative practices, and develop new ideas together. Digital transformations implies that […] 

Guest post: Cultural remix – Have context, provenance, and truth had their day?

In the last workshop of the day on ‘Business models, rights & ownership,’ I enjoyed a great winding and unresolved discussion with colleagues in the cultural heritage sector around these two questions: Should we be concerned about how users rehash […] 

Guest post: Some thoughts on curation and privacy

Following a very interesting second workshop at the British Library, here are some notes on a couple of recurring issues. On curation: Of particular interest to me at the Digital Transformations workshops has been the recurrence of the term ‘curation’ […] 

Guest post: Page, Screen, Space – The Digital Imagination and the Real World

The workshop on ‘Business models, rights & ownership’ may sound specialised, but it was a gathering of professionals and students from a huge range of disciplines and all the better for it. The unifying element was the digital format, which […]